The Hardee Family
Georgia to Alabama to Louisiana and Texas
Reunion News 2007
There is going to be a 2007 Reunion
that will include the Sirmons and both sets of
John Ziba Hardee's children's descendants.
The dates are June 1 & 2, 2007. The place is
the 4-B Horse Ranch in Frankston, TX. Registration
begins at 1:00 on Friday. A Continental Breakfast
begins the day on Saturday, followed by a trip
to John Ziba Hardee's grave, for those who wish
to go. Saturday night, there will be a big BBQ
at the Barn.
Reunion Costs: Adults: $20; Children 7 - 12: $10,
Children 6 and younger: Free
One thing you really need to do is make your
reservations early. There is ample lodging in Athens
and Tyler, TX, but we recommend making reservations
EARLY at the Lake Palestine Motor Inn, before the
fishing tournaments reservations begin. Lake Palestine
Motor Inn, on Hwy 155, is just 4 miles from the Barn.
Their reservations number is: 903-876-4711. Room Rates
are: $52 for a single and $57 for a double. If you
would like to bring an RV, there is an RV park on Hwy
155, about 1/2 mile from the motel, right on the lake.
Dress casual and cool. The Barn has plenty of fans,
so everyone will be comfortable...
Please contact the webmaster
for information about where to send your check
and for detailed directions to the Barn.
If you have a website or a database
for your own family, PLEASE get in
touch with me. This page belongs to
all of us. A link for your page and/or
your e-mail will be added to this page
so that others can get in touch with you too.
John Ziba Hardee and Descendants
If you are looking for the descendants of
John Ziba Hardee's first marriage to Peggy
Mitchell, or for the descendants of his
second marriage to Tabitha Brooks,
you have arrived.
If you find a Hardee, you will likely
find a Sirmon nearby. Please visit the
home page of Bill and Marilyn Sirmon.
My father, T.L. "Buddy" Dykes, Jr.,
would have been thrilled beyond words to
have found Bill and Marilyn's pages.
Note: The Nathan Sirmon section of
Known Descendants of John Ziba
Hardee and Nathan Sirmon has been
separated from the original manuscript
and now can be found online on
Bill Sirmon's site. The
current book in print is Known Descendants
of John Ziba Hardee, and includes the
descendants of his second marriage.
There are still a few of you missing
from the genealogy book, so -
"phone (e-mail) home."
To show you how important it is that
you get in touch – since I put the
Table of Contents
for the new book online, TWO
previously unresearched branches
of the family have "checked in"
and two errors have been corrected.
So PLEASE, if you are a descendant of
John Ziba Hardee, we are waiting for YOU.
The information on the rest of this page
concerns my own branch of the family. I
will move it to its own page shortly, so
please bare with me.
Joel Hardee & Isabella Coker
I am descended from John Hamp Hardee,
the youngest child of Joel Hardee and
Isabella Coker. However, their oldest
child was Nathan Ziba "Dick" Hardee.
"Dick" married Mary Susan Mixon. We
have their descendants in Known
Descendants of John Ziba Hardee, but
there is a wonderful site online that
has a GedCom file of Mary Susan Mixon's
family that you can download.
It belongs to Uncle Joe.
Please take a look at this great site.
John Hamp Hardee
William Wiley Brown
Grandmother's Maternal Grandfather
Thomas Walter Hardee & Ray Thomas
If either of these is your name too,
you might like to see the "originals."
Thomas Walter Hardee, Jr.
Thomas will forever be missed by all
who knew and loved him.
If you are a Hardee, you are at risk
for coronary disease.
Please see your physician often.
T.W. Hardee Co.
Pleasant Hill, Sabine Parish, Louisiana.
Well... here she is... Aunt Clara in 1917
Blanche Hardee Knott
If you are a Hardee, you are at risk
for diabetes. Grandmother had it.
Daddy had it. Blanche had it. All three
died of complications related to diabetes.
Please see your physician regularly.
Thomas Lee Dykes and Nina Estelle Hardee
Grandmother and Granddaddy
to whom all of our genealogical efforts
Nina Estelle Hardee
The Sons of Tom and Nina Dykes
The Shuford Family
Dick and Jacque Dykes Shuford
The Proposal Story
Tom and Nina
3-g-granddaughter of John Ziba Hardee.